Another fine day in Tauranga

The weather forecast today is for a fine day with light breezes. It's a three-clothing layer day with a high of 17 and an overnight low of 8 degrees.  Low tide is at 12.40pm and high tide is at 6.50pm. Sunset tonight is at 6.06pm.  This... Read More

Positives for emergency response review

An independent review of the Whakatane District Council's response to the April flooding and storm emergency has highlighted “many positives”, as well as improvement areas for local, regional and national emergency management organisations... Read More

More hail possible later today

There's a risk of more hail falling later this afternoon and evening, similar to what was seen in Mount Maunganui last night. “At the moment we've got a moderate risk for thunderstorms in that area for this afternoon and evening,”... Read More

Decision reserved on tyre dumpers

The final throes of a failed tyre recycling venture has played out in Tauranga District Court this week, with three directors of the company involved pleading guilty to charges relating to tyre dumps at Kawerau and Waihi Beach. Alan Merrie of Mount Maunganui,... Read More

Fine weather with southerly breezes

  The weather forecast today is for fine weather, but with some heavy showers possible in the afternoon. It's a three-clothing and one-windproof layer day, quite chilly this morning with southerly breezes. Temperatures today should see a high... Read More

Matakana Island to remain a taonga

The Western Bay of Plenty District Council is pleased with the outcome of the recent Environment Court decision confirming the forested part of Matakana Island as ‘extremely important' from a landscape perspective, and should be protected... Read More

Chance of afternoon hail and thunder

Thunderstorms and hail are being forecast for Tauranga this afternoon. The MetService says is a moderate risk of thunderstorms developing this afternoon through until the evening. “As a low-pressure system moves across New Zealand today, most of... Read More

Bay men admit stealing wood

  Multiple offenders have today appeared in Rotorua District Court following prosecution for stealing wood from public reserves. The prosecutions are the result of community involvement and increased surveillance to address the theft of trees and... Read More

Mount reserves helping fuel crisis

Fuel terminals in Mount Maunganui are helping to supply Auckland Airport after a rupture was discovered in a crucial pipeline. A leak was discovered in a section of the pipeline which runs between the Marsden Point refinery and the storage depot at Wiri,... Read More

Second sewerage consent breached

Tauranga City Council is breaching the second of its Te Maunga Wastewater Treatment Plant consents, this time with the ultra violet plant which is supposed to kill remnant microbes in treated wastewater. The first consent breach at Te Maunga was made... Read More



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